STILLWATER, Okla. - A former star of the Oklahoma State University football team is accused of a violent crime.
Police say 20-year-old Tyreek Hill beat and choked his pregnant girlfriend during a fight at his home on Thursday night.
The victim told police Hill threw her around like a rag doll.
She told officers that Hill allegedly busted her lip, punched her in the face and stomach and choked her.
According to the police affidavit, her neck was still red when officers interviewed her at the hospital that night.
The police report claims she is eight weeks pregnant with Hill's child.
An investigator wrote that she was “very concerned about her pregnancy due to Hill punching her in the stomach."
Hill was arraigned Friday afternoon on charges of domestic assault and battery by strangulation.
The judge set Hill's bond at $15,000 and ordered him not to have any contact with his girlfriend.
His mother was in court and told the judge that she would try and bail him out by the end of the day.
Police say they are still investigating what led up to the argument.
Hill's girlfriend told officers at the hospital that this has happened a few times before but has never been this bad.
On Friday evening, Oklahoma State University announced that it has released Tyreek Hill from the OSU football team.
“Oklahoma State University does not tolerate domestic abuse or violence. Based on the evidence and the serious allegations that have been made, Head Football Coach Mike Gundy has announced that Tyreek Hill has been dismissed from the OSU football team. He also has been dismissed from the track team. The allegations are under investigation by Stillwater Police and by the OSU Office of Student Conduct. Those processes will proceed independently,” read a statement from Gary Shutt, OSU’s communications officer.
Word of Hill's arrest spread quickly in Stillwater and OSU students were shocked to hear the news on their last day of finals.
"I think a lot of people take pride that he goes to our school. He's almost like a God-figure on campus. I think this surprises a lot of people," said Brian Hicks.
"Here at OSU, I know for me personally and the friends I surround myself with, it's about treating women here with respect. And for him to do that, it makes me sad, if it's true," Logan Davis said.
Lots of people will remember Hill's name from last week's Bedlam game.
His 92-yard punt return for a touchdown made him a star.
It forced the game into overtime, and the Cowboys beat the Sooners 38-35.
"The timing couldn't have been worse with the bowl game coming up. I figure he's one of the strongest weapons we have on our team," Hicks said.
"It really does shock me, and I just hope it doesn't happen to anyone else because it is a scary thing for us females," Emily Kilby said.